A brief history of how the last Shogunate of Japan got utterly fucked:
Alright so sit down and listen, I just read about 80 pages of shit I should have read 2 months ago so I need to share the love, this is what I got from the reading I was supposed to do ages ago:
- Tokugawa Shogunate accepted treaty with Harris in 1858, causing the court to be ANGERED and like WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TOKUGAWA? WE FUCKING HATE WESTERNERS! DISAPPOINT!
- In order to repair the rift between Shogunate and Emperor, Choshu sidles in and tries to get some political power by acting as a mediator between Tokugawa and Emperor.
- UNFORTUNATELY, Satsuma gave the court a better deal, became the top-dogs of mediation between Tokugawa and Emperor.
- Choshu then go 110% hard and adopt a daimyo-wide stance of WE FUCKING LOVE THE EMPEROR (=LOYALISTS!).
- Satsuma gets real mad and stages a military coup against the court, seizing the court in the process.
- Choshu does some real dumb shit in Kyoto and burns like 2/3 of the city.
- The court acknowledge that Choshu is now full-retard and tells Choshu that you never go full retard before declaring it an enemy of the court.
- Meanwhile in Choshu, they kicking themselves like god we are fucking retarded, and then fucking British and Co.™ try to invade their fucking daimyo, purchases weapons from Western civilization while being like FUCK THE WEST MAN THESE GUYS SUCK.
- MEANWHILE Tokugawa gettin’ real tired of this shit decides to just say fuck it and fuck up the Choshu cause they want to suck some Emperor D real bad, so they actually fuck up Choshu real hard.
- At the end of 1864, after getting completely fucked by Tokugawa Keisho, a fucking civil war breaks out and the loyalists win.
- Tokugawa comes back in 1866 like GUYS I NEED TO SUCK SOME MORE EMPEROR D and attacks them but gets utterly fucked in return, not realizing that Choshu has in fact been sucking the Emperor’s D harder and faster than Tokugawa can even hope to suck the D.
- As a further kick in the pants, Satsuma, who up until now fucking hated Choshu, is like hey Choshu, we’ll join up with you and destroy the Tokugawa Shogunate.
- Choshu is like K BRO and they proceed to do so.
- Tokugawa is utterly fucked and gives up his power as a shogun and basically that’s how the last shogun of japan was trounced.